I thought calling this week’s blog Brownie Pan Beatitudes was fitting as the Brownie Pan does so much more then make Brownies. The more I use it the more I realize what a blessing it is to have at least one of these pans in my kitchen. Beatitude simply means blessing.
So what are some of these blessings? Easy! Here are eight of them. That’s how many there are in the New Testament (LOL).
1. Blessed are those who use the brownie pan because they will have the ability to have twelve equal portions they can make of any recipe.
2. Blessed are those who have a brownie pan because they can use each well to store beads and or other craft supplies.
3. Blessed are those who use the brownie pan because they promote family peace as no one is fighting over who is going to have the edges on their brownie
4. Blessed are those who have the brownie pan because it allows you to prepare make ahead meals
5. Blessed are those who have a brownie pan because their being nonstick makes clean up a breeze.
6. Blessed are those who have a brownie pan because the heavy-gauge aluminized steel ensures even baking and browning
- Blessed are those who have the brownie pan because the extended edges make it easy to insert and remove the pan from the oven without burning yourself.
8. Blessed are those who also have the brownie pan because you can also cover it with the medium cover and store lid and your food will travel with you safely as you go to visit friends.
Since we are doing 8’s today. Here are the links to my eight favorite Brownie Pan recipes on the Pampered Chef website.
1. Mini Cheeseburger Pies -- https://www.pamperedchef.com/pws/sharonjacobson/recipe/Main+Dishes/Budget+Friendly/Mini+Cheeseburger+Pies/889444
5. Mini Spinach “Lasagna” Squares -- https://www.pamperedchef.com/pws/sharonjacobson/recipe/Main+Dishes/Vegetarian/Mini+Spinach+%22Lasagna%22+Squares/790205
7. Apple Cheddar Bacon Egg Muffins -- https://www.pamperedchef.com/pws/sharonjacobson/recipe/Breakfast%7CBrunch/American/Apple+Cheddar+Bacon+Egg+Muffins/1228358
8. Fresh Blueberries & Cream Cake -- https://www.pamperedchef.com/pws/sharonjacobson/recipe/Desserts/American/Fresh+Blueberries+%26+Cream+Cakes/840622
Here are eight of my favorite Brownie Pan recipes from colleagues and friends
1. Reese’s Cup Cookie Brownies -- 2 small scoops of chocolate chip cookie dough on bottom – push down with Tart Shaper (or your fingers), then place a small reese cup placed upside down on the cookie dough. Using a Medium Scoop – drop brownie mix on top of Reese’s cup. Bake at 350 for about 16-20 minutes. (Until brownie is done) Immediately flip onto Stackable Cooling Rack.
2. Turtle Fudge Brownies -- Fill pan with brownie mix. 3 rolls of Rolos – cut each Rolo in half place 4 rolo 1/2’s on top of each brownie square. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Bake at 325 for 23 mins. Remove from pan and drizzle with melted chocolate.
3. Mini Corn Dog Nuggets -- Make your corn bread like normal, scoop into the wells and drop sliced hot dog into each. Bake and BAM!! Kids have a hand held meal!! Or you could use croissants and wrap them.. If you don’t do hot dogs you could substitute CHICKEN!!
2 boxes Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
Mix up corn muffin mix per instructions. Add slices of hot dogs. Use Large Scoop and put one scoop per well. Bake 325 for 10-12 minutes or till golden brown.
4. Individual Meatloaf (makes two Brownie Pans full)
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup finely diced white onion
¼ cup finely diced green bell pepper (OPTIONAL)
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 large eggs
1 cup plain whole oats
1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. ground turkey
½ tablespoon salt
½ tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
½ cup canned diced tomatoes, drained
½ cup ketchup mixed with a little brown sugar or just canned diced tomatoes, for topping
Preheat oven to 325*. In a large saute’ pan on medium heat, warm the olive oil, then add the garlic, onion, bell pepper, basil, thyme, and oregano. Saute the vegetables for 3 to 4 minutes, until they begin to soften.
In a bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk; add the oats. In a large bowl, combine the meats well by hand; season with the salt and pepper. Pour the liquid mixture over the blended meats and mix thoroughly to combine. Add the Worcestershire sauce, tomatoes and sautéed vegetables. Mix well.
Place the mixture in brownie pan. Spread the ketchup mixed with a little brown sugar or diced tomatoes evenly on top of the loaf. Bake 325* for 20 minutes!
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes before serving
5. Double Berry Muffin Squares
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
2 cups flour 1 wheat/ 1 white
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 TBSP ground Flax Seed
2 cups fresh blueberries & raspberries, (may use frozen)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix well; stir in milk. Combine dry ingredients and add to the mixture; stir to combine & gently fold in berries. Fill muffin cups about 2/3 full; sprinkle tops with a little Cinnamon.
Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned (cooking time for non-stick darker pan, may need to adjust temp if using another type of pan)
Makes about 12 muffins plus 9 mini muffins — yum!
6. Triple Layer Brownies (aka Slutty Brownies)
1 pkg Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (24 count pop & bake or 1 roll refrigerated
12 Oreo Cookies
½ box of Brownie Mix + ingredients to make
Spray brownie pan with nonstick baking spray with flour. Mix ½ package of brownie mix according to package directions. Place 2 squares of cookie dough (or 2 Small Scoops of dough if using roll) in the bottom of each brownie well, press down evenly. Top with 1 Oreo cookie + 1 Medium Scoop of brownie mix. Bake at 350 for approximately 20 minutes.
7. Chocolate Chip Cookie Sensation
1 ½ tubes of refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
2 regular size Snickers bars, chopped
½ cup chopped pecans
½ cup chocolate chips
Caramel ice cream topping (optional)
Ice cream (optional)
Place small scoops of chocolate chip cookie dough on bottom – push down with Tart Shaper (or your fingers). Chop 2 regular size Snickers candy bars and place on cookie dough. Sprinkle with chopped pecans and chocolate chips. Bake 350 for 20-22 mins. Top with ice cream and caramel ice cream topping if desired.
8. Southwest Cornbread
2 boxes Jiffy Cornbread
1 can creamed corn
3/4 c sour cream
1 1/2 tbsp Southwest Seasoning
1 small poblano pepper chopped fine
Mix it all up and use large Stainless Steel Scoop to put heaping scoops into Brownie Pan cups. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes. Top with grated cheese as soon as they come out. These freeze great!!!
You can find more recipes at http://pamperedchef.biz/sharonjacobson
If you do not yet own a brownie pan contact me and I can help you get at least one and maybe even for free.